The Portuguese Language Orthographic (Dis)agreement

It has been one of the most controversial topics over the last decade in Portugal: The Portuguese Language Orthographic Agreement.  Why? Well, imagine that you went to school and you were taught how to write in a way and then, when you are already a grown-up, you are told that from now on you’ll have…

What did the new Orthographic Agreement change in the Portuguese language

Time changes us and so does change our languages.  In 2008, it was implemented in Portugal the new Orthography Agreement foreseen since 1990. The goal was to unify the Portuguese speaking countries when it comes to the orthography of their mutual language.  This agreement signed in 1990, involved all the countries of the CPLP (Comunidade…